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Villars Ski Resort Guide

Villars Ski Resort Guide

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 18 Dec

  • Last Snowfall: 17 December 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 10 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 5 cm
  • Piste: Closed
  • Off-piste: Not Enough Snow

Today’s Weather (1664 m)

10 WSW10
4 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
15 WSW15
3 °C F-Level
snow showers
15 WSW15
2 °C F-Level

Villars offers skiing between 1300m and 3000m, in the Lake Geneva region and is just 110km, by road, from Geneva. The slightly lower village of Gryon is an alternative base and between them they provide 16,000 beds for tourists. In addition to 120km of pistes at Villars there are 200km of walking trails to explore and several sledging trails too. Mountain guides and heli-skiing are available for the more adventurous. The ski area at Villars has 27 lifts and 44 kms of cross country tracks.

Resorts close to Villars include: Les Diablerets (8 km), Leysin (8 km), Gstaad Glacier 3000 (10 km), Les Mosses - La Lécherette (10 km), Ovronnaz (13 km),

Villars Location Maps

Villars Location Map

All Villars Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): -
  • Beginner: 51%
  • Intermediate: 41%
  • Advanced: 8%
  • Cross-country: 44 km
  • Snowmaking: 7%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: -


  • Restaurants: 45
  • Bars: 4
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 913 m


  • Draglifts: 19
  • Chairlifts: 4
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 4
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 20 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 19 Apr 2015

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Villars opens Saturday 17 December and to celebrate the new chair lift at 'Petit Chamossaire', access to Bretaye will be free !!!

Home Dates and times
Dates and times

Villars-Bretaye : From Dec. 17, 2011 until April 15, 2012

Barboleuse-Les Chaux : From Dec. 24, 2011 until April 9, 2012

Link Villars-Diablerets : From Dec. 24, 2011 until April 15, 2012

Glacier 3000 : From Nov. 5, 2011 until May 6, 2012

The skiarea is open from 9:00 to 16:45.
Cash desks open from 8:30.
Carefully note the exact closing times, which are posted at each lift-departure !

Information supplied 12 Dec 2011

Visitor Reviews of Villars

David H from United Kingdom writes:

Speaking to workmen, up at Bretaye, looks like many more snow making machines are being installed.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Villars

city forecasts
Sion, Switzerland 21 km
Lausanne, Switzerland 43 km
Thonon-les-Bains, France 48 km
Fribourg, Switzerland 55 km
Thun, Switzerland 63 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Villars

surf forecast
Cogoleto, Italy 245 km
Voltri, Italy 245 km
Varazze, Italy 248 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 249 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy 249 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Villars

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Villars

mountain forecasts
Culan (Diablerets), Switzerland 4 km
L-Argentine, Switzerland 4 km
Le Chamossaire, Switzerland 4 km
Tete Ronde, Switzerland 6 km
Les Diablerets, Switzerland 7 km